June 1, 2010



(courtesy of Twix)

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."

Hi dear friends,

Memorial Day has come on gone and it's officially summertime. So it's time to take all the necessary precautions to make sure that we stay safe. That means stay away from all those nasty bugs that just love to prey on all us doggies and our humans too. So just to let you know what to be on the lookout for Mommy is posting pictures of the worst there are. Mommy has had run ins with all of these pesty creatures. When she was a little girl, her Granny had wisteria vines all along the fence and Mommy was very stubborn and used to play near the fence, so she was aways getting bitten by wasps.

In case you didn't know, all flying bugs love flowers, and they suck up the nectar and when one of us bothers them, ya better watch out. My brothers Toby, Jacks and Peanut was always getting bitten by bees, because they was always chasing them. So please stay away from the following bugs and don't be sniffing on the flowers when they are around.

The Mosquito..........the worst find of bug that can kill us. That's why it's so important that we take our heart worm medicine religiously. So many pups are lost because they never got heart worm prevention medication. Enough said!

Wasps........They always travel in groups and these are the ones Mommy has been bitten by the most. Fuzzy, Mommy's dog, used to get bit too because where Mommy went she went.

Bees.....If you mess with one, he'll sound the alarm, so it's best to leave him alone or ya better be a fast runner. One bit my brother, Toby, on the nose and he blew up like balloon.

The Fly......disgusting, nasty, always flying around when your trying to eat outside, turn your snoot away from your food bowl for just a second and they swarm all over it, almost impossible to catch.

Hornets..........a close relative of bees. Mommy stepped into a hornets nest when she was picking flowers one day when she was around ten years old. She had to go to the hospital and get all kinds of shots. It was the worst pain she ever had.


Now Mommy says that bees have a purpose in life like making honey and killing a bee that attacks you is OK but if you know there is a lot of bees somewhere, it would be better to call a beekeeper to try to safely move the colony.

Remember the "Sharing" e-mails that SJMC gets once a week from administration? Today they sent this called "the Buzz on summer grilling"

The person that owned this grill, knew there were bees coming from under the cover and knew they needed to be killed or relocated.

So he knew smoke bombs weren't for bees but he decided to smoke/suffocate them out. So he tied the bomb to a rake, that was designed to easily maneuver under the cover. The sound from under the cover was incredible. Then he ran like crazy! Coming back a few minutes later he saw the death toll....

One mass grave.

He removed the cover and found the hives.

Can you imagine what would have happened had he whipped the cover off. But in this case I am with the bees. They were only doing what their jobs are. They should have been relocated by a beekeeper, so remember before you fire up your grills, after a long winter's sleep, BEE CAREFUL!!


Of course there are some bugs that are harmless like doodle bugs and these three bugs. The make you giggle and are awfully cute and fun to play with.

My brother, Jacks

Puddles, of We 3 Doxies

& her brother, Albert Remember stay away from buggies.

Love, kisses and {{{Huggies}}} to all..........Mona & the Mommy too!!


i said...

Thanks for the caution, Mona! Yup, some bugs are definitely cute and harmless :-)

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Pawsonally, I HATE all bugs. Especially TICKS.
Thanks for the warnings. You are a super furend.

Remington said...

I don't care for bugs at all! I DO NOT like ticks....even if I see one on someone else it feels like I have one too....creepy!

Abby said...

Hi, Mona...

Yeah..Some bugs can hurt us...

Thanks for all the good advice...

Abby xxxooo

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Mona, thanks for the reminder! Mom hates bugs of any kind. I love to chase bees and get stung and I always end up at the vet. Mom says I won't learn my lesson. Let mom see a tick and you will hear screaming all the way across the country probably. Lots of love, Holly and mom

Fred said...

Bugs are the worst in Texas this time of year! Blech!

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

That is furry scary! Thanks for sharing.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo
& Uncle Puppy

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the warning, Mona! I don't like bugs very much. Luckily, we don't have too many here in Collie-rado. But sometimes I see a bee or a hornet and mom tells me to stay away!

Haha! Those are some awfully cute little bugs at the end of your post, though!

Wiggles & Wags,

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Thanks for the summer buggie tip!

We are sorry about the honey bees though. We totally agree with you about the relocation. There are so many less left, since they are dieing off everywhere. No bees...no food...no more noms.

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

What a great PSA Mona, Thanks!!

We do think the last three buggies are awful cute!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Most definitely a great PSA!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Asta said...

DAwling Mona
Thank you fow all that advices..I'm scawed of bugs..a fly once came in hewe and I was tewwified. I don't know what i wouod do wif a whole hive full of bees..sheeesh.
The cutie bugs in the last few pictoowes awe the only kind I like
smoochie kisses

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Great post, Mona. We have lots of bees around here, so far they have stayed away from us. But years ago, Dakota got stung a couple of times in her snooter:( That story about the grill and the hive was really scary - that was one huge hive!!!

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mack said...

But did he ever get some honey??!?

Anonymous said...

Whoa, that was some story. Glad you are all safe.


Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Mona....
first of all we want to tell you we're very very very happy you're recovered very well!!!!!
We were soooooooooo worried for you and your mommy!!!
But now all is doing great!!!!

Thanks for your great post....we hate all bugs....and mommy too....
Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee...pay attention and take good care of you and your mommy!!!!

And check you mail.....something is on your way!!!!!
Tons of love and kisses and hyge hugs!!!!

Kari in Alaska said...

thanks for the reminder!

Sagira said...

Bugs - yucky!

Except the last three..those are some of the cutest bugs I've seen around. :)

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

I don't mind bugs, except for the ones that are stingy or that make you sick. Happy, however, likes to eat any bugs he gets hold of.

wags, Lola

Taffy said...

OMD! I can't believe all those bees were under there or how big that hive was. That just gives me the shivers! Thanks for reminding us all of the dangers of summer bugs! Glad to know you are feeling great! It makes me smile!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mona!
Those creatures are not very good, right?
But the last 3 are adorable!
Kisses and hugs

Joe Stains said...

I cannot even BEElieve all those bees, wow! Good thing we use our grill all year round :) Those last bugs were the cutest I have seen.

Duke said...

Wow! That hive was huge!
Thank you for all the words of warning, Mona! Us doggies can't be too careful!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

3 doxies said...

I do BEElieve those are da cutest buggies evers to grace a blog.
Now buggies make my puke...especially ants and flies. Mum looks like a dork in da summer carrying a fly swatter around like gun toting cowboy. I've been on da search to find her a holster fur her fly killer.
PEES: we did get Judy's email and are looking over da fabrics.

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

Mom DOES NOT like bugs at all, but the last 3 bugs....yep, she likes THOSE bugs!!

Waggles & Chi kisses, Chewy & Lilibell

A MilShelb Mom said...

Yikes! All those bees! Thanks for the warning. Mom gets the most frustrated at the mosquitoes this time of year. She says those are "nasty little things" and she hates them!

(In response to your comment on our blog) That is so neat that you get to see a dapple doxie named Shelby. You'll def. have to post some pics of her! :)
~Milly and Shelby

Sandra said...

We are not big bug fans around here either. Once when Dottie was a baby a bee stung her in the face and made her eye lid all puffy. She looked like such a doofus! Hahaha (oops, Mom says that's not funny (but we know it is!))

Flash, Alven and Dottie

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Mona...we just caught up on your bloggie...it sounds like you are feeling much better and we know the Mommy is too because you are!!

Thank you for the nasty bug alert. I'm gonna warn Scruffy...he's been chasing the bees again and I've told him tons of times not to, but he'll believe you!!



Maureen said...

Dear Mona - You are very brave to even be writing about B-E-E-S.

I do not like them. No, no, no. I do not!

But.... I like honey :)